Traces of another world found on the -MoonResearchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon. Analysis of lunar rock brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the "planet" called Theia. The researchers claim that their discovery confirms the theory that the Moon was created by just such a cataclysmic collision.

Trace of another world found on Moon

Traces of another world found on the Moon. Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon. Analysis of lunar rock brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the "planet" called Theia.

Evidence Of Theia

Collision Between Two Planetary Bodies. A similar crash likely formed the Earth and the Moon some billion years ago. The newly formed Earth may have taken most of the water and other volatiles remaining after the collision.

Earth’s bad day: A collision 4.5 billion years ago nearly destroyed our planet but instead helped start the path to life

Earth’s bad day: A collision billion years ago nearly destroyed our planet but instead helped start the path to life

Theia colliding with Earth.

Theia, the hypothetical Mars-sized planet that many scientists believe collided with Earth approximately billion years ago, forming our moon in the process

Theia - in the beginning.

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